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Arts & Entertainment

Music with Country Memories Thursday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Living Room of the Macon County Public Library.

Performing unique renditions of old-style gospel and country songs, Country Memories is comprised of four Rabun County Georgia natives and a couple from Franklin.



The band Porch 40 will bring its funky rock style of music to Concerts on the Creek this Friday, Aug. 15, at the Bridge Park in Sylva, N.C., from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Edgy, fresh, and outgoing, Porch 40’s music is hard to ignore.

Blending and bending genre after genre, their songs redefine the roots of modern music. They incorporate elements from the best of the old, such as Motown, Jazz, and Funk; while embellishing it with the best of the new; rock, progressive, indie, metal, hip hop, and electronic.


The Second Annual Historic Cowee School Celebration is planned for Saturday, Aug. 16, from 12 noon to 6 p.m. at the Historic Cowee School and Grounds, 51 Cowee School Drive, Franklin.

Bring the family and join a grand celebration of history and culture, live entertainment, shopping, a wide array of foods, and activities.

This event is free and parking is free at Cowee Baptist Church, with free shuttle service to the school.


Dailey & Vincent, an awardwinning bluegrass band with gospel, folk and country music influences, will make their third appearance at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Aug. 15. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $20 each.

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are the front men of the group. Dailey plays guitar and bass and sings tenor and baritone lead and harmony vocals. He began his career as a member of the highly acclaimed band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. He has recorded with such greats as Dolly Parton and Rhonda Vincent, and has appeared in five Gaither Homecoming DVDs. He was also a guest on Ricky Skaggs’ Grammy-winning “Brand New Strings” album.


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